Historians David Dilgard and Margaret Riddle, who started at the Everett Public Library in 1977, are shown in the early days of their careers in a space now used to sort books. Riddle retired in 2008. Dilgard’s last day on the job was March 22, 40 years after he and Riddle started at the library. Together they worked to create the library’s Northwest Room. (Everett Public Library photo)

Historians David Dilgard and Margaret Riddle, who started at the Everett Public Library in 1977, are shown in the early days of their careers in a space now used to sort books. Riddle retired in 2008. Dilgard’s last day on the job was March 22, 40 years after he and Riddle started at the library. Together they worked to create the library’s Northwest Room. (Everett Public Library photo)

David Dilgard, Everett Public Library’s longtime historian, dies

“He was a talented guy, a good soul, and he left an important legacy. There is a joy in that.”

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